Toledo Mud Hens (46-54) – 11
Norfolk Tides (36-63) – 3
WP– Brayan Villarreal ( 2-4, 4.68 ERA )
LP– Brian Matusz ( 0-3, 4.73 ERA )
Former first round pick Brian Matusz recorded his shortest outing of the season Thursday night allowing eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits in only 3.2 innings of work. The struggles continued for the young pitcher as the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, the Toledo Mud Hens ran Matusz out early, with barely any hope for the Tides to respond with a comeback.
Jake Fox tried his best when he blasted a three-run home run in the third inning, making the score 5-3. However, the Mud Hens rattled Matusz once more and drove him out in the 3rd inning, putting the game out of reach.
After dropping the series to Toledo, the Tides welcome in Gwinnett, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a four-game home set beginning Friday.
Bowie Baysox (53-43) – 8
Trenton Thunder (52-46) – 6
WP– Chorye Spoone ( 5-5, 4.15 ERA )
LP– Craig Heyer ( 7-6, 4.09 ERA )
Luke Scott blasted two home runs and recorded a team-high six runs to lead the Baysox past the Trenton Thunder at home Thursday night. The fireworks were off in Bowie, and Scott was the one lighting them all night, only a matter of time until he will be back with the Baltimore Orioles.
The Baysox are home for seven games until Wednesday, July 27th.
Frederick Keys (57-38)
Rome Braves ( 36-61 ) – 3
Delmarva Shorebirds (45 -52 ) – 2
WP- Matt Chaffee ( 1-0, 1.50 ERA )
LP- David Walters ( 1-4, 3.83 ERA )
Brooklyn Cyclons (18-15) – 13
Aberdeen IronBirds (10-24) – 0
WP– Jeff Walters ( 2-2, 3.45 ERA )
LP– Matt Hobgood ( 0-1, 4.50 ERA )